It’s a terrible title for Construction. But Data and Client theft are torture for owners of construction firms. The thieves, the hackers, in the baddies, are having a field day stealing data or destroying the flow for expensive mobile employees out in the field (rubbing shoulders with the competition).
Construction firms need Remote Monitoring and Management RMM tools to manage their mobile staff and their tech. Remote Monitoring and Management RMM tools protect mobile technologies like laptops, home-computers, tablets, ipads, iphones, everything that signs into your data from anywhere.
Two scenarios I wanted to bring up that should make you want to get Remote Monitoring and Management RMM for your staff computers.
1.The young architect: The young architect worked at a 50 person architecture firm. Because of fires in California, the young architect got the asked to design replacement homes that had burned down. There was a very high demand at the time because these homeowners were getting their insurance checks and desperately wanted to rebuild their lost homes. A lot of the houses up North were tract houses, and now these people had the chance to build unique, custom ‘design’ houses. The young architect’s boss had been designing AWESOME homes for 40 years. The older architect had hundreds of beautiful designs in his database.
Once the young architect got to start working from home, he was able to download 50 or so of his boss’s floor plans, architectural designs, engineering designs, stress test designs, color palette selections, wood choices, and hundreds of other extremely important and valuable assets the young architect never could have done on his own. The young architect then flaunted the old architect’s work as his own. All it took was a little alteration here and there to hide his boss’s name. Today, the young architect now has a twenty person firm up in Napa thanks to stealing from his boss. The theft was impossible to prove because the young architect never presented anything with the old architect’s name on it. If the old architects had embraced our RMM technology, none of this would have happened and we would have had proof but the young architect stole his designs.
So what are you gonna do when you’re a business owner? Are you gonna go cheap and say you don’t need RMM. Or Are you going to be smart and protect Your IP, which is worth millions and millions of dollars. Now that your staff is all working from home, get the RMM tools please.
2.The wealthy socialite with the famous charity: after the socialite’s husband passed away, she was grieving and had many bank accounts with many millions of dollars in them. The hackers got into her iPad , put a little application on it and watched how she worked. They saw that she was doing a building project and using some of the funds from her charity in order to build the new offices.
The hackers saw that she would send invoices to a bookkeeper in Colorado. The bookkeeper in Colorado would receive the invoices and make bank transfers to contractors. Two invoices were sent by the hackers to the bookkeepers using the email address of the wealthy socialite. Since sending ‘approved’ invoices this way was a habit of the wealthy socialite, the bookkeepers set up the wire transfers and wired $492,000 for new tile and new sheet rock to the Bank of Nevada. The bank account in Nevada, as soon as the money was received, wired the money to a bank account in Brazil. The owners of the bank account in Nevada we’re actually in Tibet, of all spiritual places. The hackers, when the applet was discovered on the iPad, were from Uzbekistan. This operation was an Uzbekistani, Tibetan, Brazilian group of scam artists- a global, international group of scammers, who successfully stole $492,000. These wires went unnoticed for 30 days. And after 30 days it’s really too late.
The wealthy socialite didn’t accept our recommendation to put RMM tools on her staff computers because she didn’t feel like her staff would be happy having an oversight tool on their computers. None of this theft would have happened if we had put RMM tools on her staff computers. We would have immediately Alerted to the installation of this fraud-app. The wealthy socialite had plenty of money and didn’t need to worry about cost. RMM tools are about protecting companies, not spying on them.
Remote Monitoring and Management RMM tools are now a necessary way to go in these post covid times when people are mobile and working from home and all the normal security layers to an office no longer exist.
Have a beautiful life. Get Remote Monitoring and Management RMM tools for your staff computers. Call IPSOFACTO today (415)362-2922 or contact us through our online form.